Winter Trip 2018: Part 8

January 1st was our last full day on the trip. Sad panda. But we made it count! We started our day at the Victoria and Albert. I’ve mentioned previously about my recent love of this museum. As a kid, I found the museum exceedingly dull but a combination of rebranding and maturity (on my part) […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 6

Our trip in London continued. On the Saturday, we spent time on the outer ring of London. Since it was Saturday, it was the day for the Portobello Road market. It starts in Zone 1 but then you end up in Zone 2. I love the hustle and bustle of outdoors markets.There’s a booth to […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 5

The following day was my talk and a trip to Greenwich. Sir Hans Sloane We started that day at the local college to give lectures on various topics to the Loyola law students. I’ve been talking about something historically relevant to the area for the last six year. This time, I talked about the complicated […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 4

We were in London. The best city (after Chicago). Regular readers of this blog know my love for that city. Samuel Johnson once said, “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” Too true. No matter how long I am there and how many things we do, there’s so much left […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 3

On Christmas day, we spent time exploring the Alsace Lorraine region. We had been advised to go to Colmar, the city at the center of the wine region. Colmar turned out to be an astonishing little town. It had beautifully decorated buildings. It was a quite busy for a town on Christmas day. People were […]

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Winter Trip 2018: Part 1

For the next couple of weeks, I’m going to talk about our recent trip to Germany, France, and England over Christmas and New Year’s. There was much joyous exploration, beautiful and thought-provoking art, and a lot of great plays. Our trip began in Germany with a flight into Frankfurt airport a few days before Christmas. […]

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New Mexico: Part 4

It was our last day in New Mexico! We started the morning drinking tea and coffee in the gazebo of AirBnB. It was sublime to just listen to that wild landscape. We heard the coyotes howling in the distance, accompanied by the local dogs. Magic. As we enjoyed the morning, our AirBnB host’s dog came […]

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